For Community-based Clinical Instructors

A clinical program in speech-language pathology and audiology is only as strong as its community support. SLHS is privileged to have working audiologists and speech-language pathologists mentor and train our students as a part of the educational program. We cannot thank you enough.

Spotlight on Clinical Instructors

Jeannine MillerWe are happy to highlight Jeannine Miller, MS, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist at Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. She shares:

When I entered the University of Arizona on a math scholarship, I was dreaming of being a math teacher or banker. By my sophomore year, I realized that this was not my calling. I poured my heart into the course catalog and came across speech-and-hearing sciences. I was intrigued by the combination of science and special education. I started taking the required undergrad courses, and I was hooked. I had found my career path.

Over the last 30+ years, spent in a wide variety of settings, I have enjoyed working with many bright, young professionals. All have brought their own unique styles to the settings, reaching out to clients using new and/or interesting methods. Though the purpose of a student’s clinical rotation is for the SLP to provide guidance and ideas, I frequently find myself seeking information from the “apprentice.” Through their eyes and understanding, I have been able to expand my knowledge of our ever-evolving field. Young minds have definitely assisted this aging clinician.

It has been a privilege to partner with the U of A, while providing graduate students with a brief look at possible work settings. I thank all with whom I have interacted.

Looking for some information to further your skills as a clinical educator?

Speech-Language Services in Arizona's Schools: Guidelines for Best Practice

ASHA has some informative teaching tools as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Are you considering becoming a clinical instructor? ASHA has some insight for you, too, as well as a how-to for new supervisors.

AAA nicely defines roles and responsibilities.

The ASHA Leader has published many informative articles on supervision:

Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision, provides information on best practices in supervision. They organized a list of student supervision articles.

There are resources for Monolingual and Bilingual SLPs working in Bilingual Settings:

Other organizations provide insight on specific skills:

Click here for a list of classic texts that overview philosophical and practical aspects of supervision in speech-language pathology and audiology.